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The Goan youngster, who was previously on trial with Reading FC, is currently on trial with Leicester City and is finding it a home away from home..

Brandon Fernandes' trial with Leicester City has gone very well, according to Susanna Steptoe, Marketing Director of ASD Cape Town. The Goan youngster has been asked to stay for another week by the club.

The former Salgaocar FC youth player trained with the development squad of the Championship club at their Belvoir Drive training facility. Leicester's Development Director was not present at the training ground due to his committments abroad, but he expressed a desire to watch Brandon's progress himself.

The India U-19 prodigy has had a very memorable time at Leicester spending time with local Member of Parliament Keith Vaz, who identified Brandon as a special talent on a trip to Goa few years ago. The Goan also met some Bollywood stars, namely Sunny and Bobby Deol, who were at Leicester for a film shoot.

"I'm really enjoying Leicester. Everyone has been so welcoming. The quality of training is excellent, and it was a lot of fun to watch the first team play Nottingham Forest this weekend as they are local rivals. I have also enjoyed seeing the city, especially as it is preparing for Christmas. Lots of things here remind me of home," said Fernandes.

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